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The Red Shoes

Tue 19 May to Sat 23 May 2020

Evenings 7.30pm, Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm

Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

From £25*

* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. A £1 handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

Friends discount

Friends of Capital Theatres receive 20% of all performances (excl. Fri and Sat performances).

New Adventures

Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns after winning two Olivier Awards and dazzling audiences across the UK and the USA.

The Red Shoes is a tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.

Set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, The Red Shoes is orchestrated by Terry Davies, with cinematic designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Paul Groothuis.

Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale. Music by Bernard Herrmann.

Enthralling. Richly satisfying

The Guardian

Simply magical


Matthew Bourne's Red Shoes

Friends 20% off all performances (excl. Fri & Sat)

Groups (8+) £4 off (Stalls and Dress Circle only)

Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat). Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

Student Standby £10*

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to buy your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements please phone the box office who can advise. Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000 or by using Text Relay on 18002 0131 529 6003.

* Student Standby tickets are subject to availability on the day of the performance and can only be purchased in person at the Box Office from 12pm. A valid Student or Young Scot ID is required. Only one ticket per card.

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time.

Audio Description

Sat 23 May 2.30PM - Janette Knibbs, Judy Gilbert

Touch Tours

Sat 23 May 1.30PM

Capital Theatres aim to be accessible to all. We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help. 

Find more information about access to the Festival Theatre.

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